BMW M2 to be Proper 1M Coupe Successor

BMW M2 to be Proper 1M Coupe Successor

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe will be remembered as an amazing sports car despite being rushed through its development. Its successor however, will be built the way BMW wants a M coupe to be built.

With BMW’s new naming convention, the successor of the 1-Series M Coupe will be the M2 and will likely be powered by an upgraded version of the automaker’s popular 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, straight-six engine with around 360 hp in a compact, rear-wheel drive platform. It is also a possibility that BMW will opt to use its single-turbo, 3.0-liter straight-six in the M2.

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Whichever powerplant BMW chooses, transmission options will include a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. According to sources close to the project, the M2 will hit 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds.

As typical on all M models, the M2 will feature a unique, more aggressive front end design along with wider fenders, a subtle rear spoiler, and a quad-tipped exhaust system.

Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing much on the M2 until closer to the end of 2014, or early 2015. But this time, automotive enthusiasts will be glad that BMW had the proper time to build the M2.

GALLERY: BMW 1 Series M Coupe

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[Source: Car and Driver]  

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